Seagulls legend Peter Ward stars in Lewes charity game

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SEAGULLS goalscoring legend Peter Ward is to star in a charity

football match set to raise thousands for underprivileged


Friday, April 29, will see the 10th annual match between

supporters of Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace to

raise cash for the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF).

The fund was set up in 2001 in memory of Robert Eaton, an avid

Albion fan killed in the September 11 attacks in New York.

Since then it has raised almost £90,000 for underprivileged

youngsters both in England and overseas.

The fund’s signature event is an annual match held at The

Dripping Pan in Lewes, and organisers are urging people to

help mark the game’s 10th anniversary by making it the most

successful yet. Lining up alongside Ward will be former Albion

captain Paul Rogers and striker Ricky Marlowe.

REMF chairman Gareth Glover said: “To reach the 10-year mark

and still be going strong is a testament to all those involved

with the charity over the years. We are hoping Friday’s game

will be the biggest yet and help us break through the £100,000

mark, which will be an unbelievable achievement.”

Entrance to the match is £5 for adults. Those under 16 pay £2,

or get in free of charge if accompanied by an adult.

There will be a raffle, a well stocked bar and the Gully’s

Girls cheerleaders will provide half-time entertainment. The

match kicks off at 7.45pm.